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free economy. hastenshe dayhat the fed star tightening. add to that bernanke's laying do of punitive timetables which he said umpteen times is tentative. may not to a defense and the economy. the market does not want to hear any of that. if he says that the assumption is, oh, he will sto doing it tuesday are something like that, which is that goingo. lou: he made big references to ininflation. he made references to employment or at least the six and half percent levels part of construction for his decision . is a lite surprising to me. and it suggested that he does want to accelerate thigs year. are there signs that this quantitative easing combined purchasing program, this is having a n negative, a deleterus effect on the fed's goals? >> i do not believe so. it is not -- it is nothe sort of thing you would think would drive down inflation. inflation has fallen well bew the fed's goal, but -- but the people who are worried about qe are worried about the other direction, ilatiary. it probably has added something to economic growth. mainly, but not exclusively throughower mortgages, mo
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in the largest wely gain in four years. the sooner the fed pays it out, presses on buying. hurting the economy more than it has helped. editor-in-chief steve forbes, great to have you with us. qe appears to be at an end, sort of. $85 billion continues, the rates are moving higher, so that will be problematic. your thoughts on the timing on all of thisy the fed chairman. >> three years late, better late than never, what ben bernanke has done inadvertently this make it easier for the vernment to deficit spending, get back on their feet, issue newonds but for the rest of the economy, smaller businesses like with what they said in russia, health care is free but you can't get any. they a thehe job creators, they are hurt by what bernanke did. not much left for the small guys. lou: a lot of lilimited government, some of them are anti-fed. oh, my gosh, we cannot conclude it a $5 billion per month. i do not like what he has done, bbt don't let him reverse course here. there is a chorus of hypocrisy in pleading for more punch bowl, please. >> it is hard to give up when you have it. bernanke will not d
anticipated meeting on the economy. and the result of that meeting could affect your retirement savings, your ability to sell your home, buy a home, your 401(k), your cash. the list goes on and on. as we know, everyone sits with bateed brea bated breath waiting for the voice of ben bernanke. christine roman, good to see you. we're hoping you can translate some of the fed speak in language we can all digest. i know this is your beat. tell me, we're awaiting this statement. what will you be listening for? >> what we know is we have seen the statement. we know there's no change in the amount of bonds the fed is going to keep buying, that stimulus into the economy. no change in its interest rate target. really i would say overall no change from the fed right now. and that is what so many people wanted to know. will the fed chief, will ben bernanke, continue to stimulate the economy. they're putting $85 billion every single month right into the economy by making these bond purchases. what we can tell you, the statement from the fed, that's going to stay the same. they are not announcing how, when,
about cutting back on the fed stimulus program which basically has been pumping money into the economy to keep interest rates low. that's helped prices for a lot of things, real estate, stocks included. we're now on round three of what i call, you know, pumping money into the economy. they call it quantitative easing. with their noses in the air. each of the new rounds has caused stocks to move higher. starting later this year, the fed will take the drugs away and may cut the addicts off entirely next year. ben white, chief economic correspondent for politico. ben, thank you. so people -- he comes out and says things are getting better. >> and the stock market tanks. >> you say what's wrong with these crazy people on wall street? americans say -- 44% of americans say they're worse off than they were a year ago. >> i think what it means for people who have a house who might want to refinance it, they should probably do it, because interest rates will go higher if the fed stops doing all this drug giving to the economy. so if you're going to refinance, do it now. if you're looking at a n
, dana, you would think maybe he would talk about the global economy because, you know, germany's still very much struggling with its economy. it's so much tied to the united states. why not talk about that? >> well, it's hard to imagine it's not going to be at a least implicit in his speech. but one of the things that people may not know about president obama is that when he was here in the capital, when he was senator obama, that issue, the nuclear issue, was something on the top of his priority list. in fact, when he was campaigning in 2008 and making the point when he got to the general election that he could work across the aisle with republicans. one of the examples he could give is working with former indiana republican on the nuclear issue. that they even traveled together on it. this is actually something, he wasn't here very long as a senator. he didn't even finish his first term, but this is something when he was here briefly he did focus on. the other quick thing i want to point out, gloria talking about the big crowd of 2008 and the much smaller crowd here now that he's pre
's not because of gas prices. aaa cites instead the sluggish economy and says people are just taking less time off. >>> microsoft reverses course on its new xbox one game console. users will now be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet. thaibl able to lend and sell used games. the xbox one goes on sale for $499. >>> and there could be more red arrows today on wall street after markets got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. if the economy keeps improving. but bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. richard, back to you. >> kayla, thank you. >>> the country's second largest school system plans to order ipads for every student. the los angeles board of education approved a $30 million multi-year purchase. the first order, 31,000 ipads. the district has some 640,000 students, grades k through 12. the names george zimmer may not ring a bell but this ad certainly will. >> you're going to like the way you look. i guarantee it. >> zimmer
over. in today's cover the fed decision will effect the economy short and long term. plus.... why one analyst says its a buyers market for muncipal bonds. and....bill buster.... why you may be wasting hundreds of dollars on your cell phone bills. first business starts now! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas good morning!it's thursday, june 20th. im angela miles. in today's first look: the market's taper caper. stocks fell dramatically yesterday on word from the chairman -- the federal reserve may taper its bond buying program by the end of the year. the dow fell more than 200 points, the nasdaq deopped 39 and the s&p 23... as traders yanked money out of the stock market. gold and oil also sold off. in irs updates, fbi agentsare said to be to working on a criminal probe into scrutiny of conservative groups. while an irs employee contends the targeting did not originate from the white house. and dunkin' donuts reportedly goes gluten free with some its doughnuts and muffins.dunkin makes the move ahead of rivals mcdonal
years. he believe that's going to be a big problem. >>> we're following the economy. whether or not it's looking up. there's mixed opinions. >>> men disappears from the workplace. we'll take a look at the job market. that's happening up next. >>> then, the jury selection continues in the george zimmerman trial. we're hearing from trayvon martin's parents. they are sitting in the same room as their son's alleged killer. >> it's difficult. seeing the killer of our child sit there with this big stare as if he did nothing. >>> she didn't want to testify but she did. just two weeks after her apparent attempted suicide. paris jackson says she's a daddy's girl. she's been devastated and lost since michael jackson's death. we'll have the latest on her condition, her testimony. that's in the wrongful death case against her father's promoter. matt's brakes didn't sound right... i brought my car to mike at meineke... ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> president obama calls for fr
of this is because the economy and europe and america is still staggering in a lot of ways and when leaders like this are dealing with staggering economy at home, it's really hard to bring these issues to an international setting. >> let's look at it one other international setting with is immigration reform at home. speaker boehner will set a clear line saying he'll do the majority. the majority rule which for a lot of us means the house republicans are going to have the final word on immigration reform. do you think from your political analysis down there in d.c. that this is real and that this is a true line that's being drawn or is this a desire by him to exert leverage now while the senate is moving so he could get something he could move through the caucus. >> think he's drawing the line in the sand right now saying if the senate doesn't put in very big effort on border security, huge issue for house republicans and many senate republicans, conservative senate republicans, this won't stand a chance in my caucus. boehner has to do this because he's violated the guideline that says you can't
, talking about pumping money into the economy to keep interest rates low. we have all gotten pretty addicted to ben's drugs. we are oon round three of what i call pumping money into the economy, they call quantitative easing with their noses in the air. you can see each of the new rounds has caused stocks to move higher. as they started to end stocks fell and back up against. starting later this year the fed will start taking the drugs away. outfront ben white chief economic correspondentic. so he comes out and says things are getting better. >> and the stock market tanks. >> americans say they are worse off now than they were a year ago. that is more than say they were betterer off. what does today's news mean for people with a nest egg and a house under water. >> people with a house who want to refinance should probably do it because interest rates will be going a little higher if the fed stops this drug giving to the economy. if you are going to refinance do it now. a new home purchase do it sooner rather than later. in terms of stocks hold on to them. wait this out. it is going
is because ben bernanke said we might taper back from this printing. >> we might end it if the economy gets better. i don't believe they're really going to do this. >> steve: you don't? >> no. i don't think ben bernanke will be replaced by janet yellen who is into printing money. i think they will not allow the obama economy to rest on its own. they will keep printing money to keep this feeble economy. if you stop printing money, then all the impact of obamacare, higher taxes, all the regulations that this president has imposed, those chickens come home to roost and forget about the 3% growth. we'll have 1% growth if we're lucky. >> steve: we probably have 3% growth because of this printing of the money. >> right. >> steve: i know you don't think it will happen any time soon. but if it did happen next month what, would happen? >> if he stopped printing money next month, the market would go down to 12,000. i've been on tho thank show and i said if he keeps printing money, there is no stopping it. >> steve: you say 20,000? >> if he keeps printing, dow 20,000 in the next couple years is feasib
legally while bringing relief to a struggling economy. >> this bipartisan common sense bill will help the middle class grow our economy and shrink our deficits by making sure that every workinger in america practice plays by the same rules and pays taxes. >> senators introduced a bill that would bolster border security. the measure includes 700 miles of fencing along the u.s.-mexico border with the addition of tens of thousands of border agents. it also enforces a nationwide everify system and needs to be in place before illegal immigrants can apply for green cards. with all the support it has, there is still no guarantee this will fly through the senate before the fourth of july recess. >> this current bill is a mess. it is repeating the same failed pattern we saw in 1986. today instead of 3 million people, we're dealing with 11 million people who are here illegally. and what congress is saying is the exact same deal, which is legalization first and then they're promising maybe some day in the future the border will be security. >> senate leaders took a crucial test vote on this plan
reserve, ben bernanke moved the markets today with highly anticipated remarks about the economy. he said the economic outlook is improving, unemployment is falling and expected to fall further as a result, the federal reserve will likely ease up on buying bonds, but that could drive up interest rates, including mortgage rates, which are at historic lows, wall street shuttered with the news. stocks fell more than 200 point. >>> still ahead for us tonight, the story that inspired an oscar-winning film and now a real-life drama with one of the more feared men in america on trial for murder. >>> inspiring bond for life, once perfect strangers, brought together in an extraordinary act of heroism on a bad day in this country. brought together in an extraordinary act of heroism on a bad day in this country. when i first started experiencing the pain, it's, it's hard to describe because you have a numbness... but yet you have the pain like thousands of needles sticking in your foot. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point i knew i had to do something. when i went back to my healthc
program. after a two-day policy meeting wednesday the fed updated the outlook for the economy and bernanke said that's why the fed will most likely slow down its stimulus program. >> the committee currently anticipates it would be appropriate to moderate the monthly purchases later this year and if the subsequent data remain broadly aligned with current expectations for the economy, we would continue to dries the pace of purchases in measured steps through the first half of next year, ending purchases around mid-year. >> bernanke also expects the unemployment rate to fall to 6.8% by the end of 2014. on wall street bernanke's words spooked investors. the dow dropped 206 points and the nasdaq fell 31 points. >>> tokyo's nikkei dropped nearly 2%. hong kong's hang seng lost nearly 3%. >>> well, the irs is caught in another controversy. the agency says it's has to pay $70 million in union bonuses. some republicans want the irs to follow a white house directive and cancel them. in april the obama administration ordered all agencies to stop handing out bonuses bought of automatic spending cuts. >
but it's not because of gas prices. aaa says the sluggish economy and people are taking less time off. >>> microsoft is reversing course now on its new xbox one game console. users will be able to play games offline without having to be connected to the internet at all. they'll also be able to lend and sell used games. it goes on sale this fall for $499. in the market, stock futures are lower after they got slammed wednesday following comments by ben bernanke that the federal reserve may soon start scaling back its economic stimulus programs. that's if the economy keeps impruchg bernanke says that doesn't mean an interest rate hike is imminent. we will, though, be watching the markets all day today. >>> homeowners can expect to pay a little less to keep the ac on this summer. according to the u.s. energy information administration, milder weather is predicted for the summer to help give some relief to those power bills. the average homeowner can expect to pay about $395 for june, july and august. >>> the second largest school system in the country plans to order ipads for every studen
and commerce is the engine of our global economy. our values call upon us to care about the lives of people we'll never meet. when europe and america lead with our hopes instead our fears, we do things no other nations can do. no other nations will do. so we have to lift up our eyes today and consider the day of peace with justice that our generation wants for this world. bill: where else do you speak about freedom than at the intersection of come anything and democracy in the heart of berlin. the headline will be this. the president calling for a further reduction of nuclear arms and that is the intent of the speech at the brandenburg gate. martha has more. martha: today back in washington tea partyers are taking on the irs in d.c. they are not backing down. this is video in 2010. remember those huge tea party turnouts? we were promised action on the irs. they want to know why lois lerner is still on paid leave. bill: waits an accident or something more sinister. what caused this plane to go down several years ago. martha: the tea party patriots plan to take on capitol hill. they protesting t
relentlessly pumping into the economy. >> based on its review of recent economic and financial developments, we see the economy starting to go at a greater pace. >> in the world of the federal reserve thatasses for tony soprano-style drama. stewart varney, the anchor of varney and company. explain what ben bernanke said and why it got such a reaction. >> reporter: ben bernanke threatened to take away the biggest economic stimulus program we have got going for us right now. at the moment ben is printing a trillion dollars a year. he's threatening to reduce that to zero as the mid of next year. the immediate result is bad news for homeowners because interest rates are going up. home buyers. it will be tough to get a reasonably priced mortgage. and your 401k goes down. president obama is stuck. this stimulus has been taken away. he's got obama-care which has been labeled a train wreck. ben is likely to take away a very good stimulus program. martha: we will final out if this improving economy is a emperor with no clothes. what is that going to mean for everybody out there? >> you are asking the qu
, this was a hot topic on "morning joe" this morning, the economy so much of this was supposed to be especially the g-8 focused on that and we saw transition with the developments regarding nsa. when we look back at when the president visited germany before he was elected and even just the climate of the austerity measures in europe versus the actions that he promoted here in the united states and the face of both of these economies now, lends itself to an interesting discussion over what should be done to repair economies. >> reporter: you know, i look at this -- i want to look at this through the prism of obama/merkel relationship. they have become close. it was the financial crisis that brought them together. each was trying to pull the other to their direction. merkel was trying to pull the united states a little more austerity. president obama was trying to pull germany into saying you have to bailout all of europe. don't put such harsh crit era on what you're trying to do at the time during the great bailout. things like that. and they did sort of end up meeting in the middle and they're
news that we need to know. big day for the economy. >> it is "b" day, ben bernanke, deciding how long to keep up propping up the economy, is the economy strong enough to stand on its own? wall street nervous, the dow posted triple-digit moves, you guys, past six sessions, dow futures up 29 points right now. brand new cnn/orc poll most americans say the economy is in poor shape and when it comes to people's finance more pessimism. 44% say they're financially worse off than a year ago, only 36% say they're better off. no improvement from last year, no improvement. the stock market is up 13% and there's no improvement from last year. >> she's getting emotional about it. she's got a frog in her throat. >> cnn money released a list of best places to launch a business, montana, vermont, new mexico, and if you want to launch a business there you go. >> i'm thinking north dakota, i did a piece in north dakota about the fracking industry and how it's booming. lowest unemployment. >> the lowest unemployment in the country is in north dakota. i hear it's lovely this time of year. >> not a lot of
nervousness about what exactly the implications are. at root it's the fed's assessment that the economy's on firmer footing that is behind this guidance. >> do you think they're overestimating the strength of the economy? >> it's hard to say. there is very good evidence because the housing market has gotten some momentum. the auto sector is doing well. weep we've had steady if not strong gains in jobs. there was also a perception, a the fed is often kind of overestimated how strong the economy is going to be in the past couple of years. and also there was sort of a sense that ben bernanke the chairman, had an opening to be much more soothsing because inflation remains very low and he could have had an out by saying the sequester means the government is not helping the recovery out. >> the reason the average consumer should be interested in this is because it affected interest rates. >> it already has. we've already probably seen the lows in mortgage rates for the time being. so yes, that's the most immediate impact. >> the idea behind it on terms of what berna
into the economy but with the economy recovering, there's talk the fed may soon turn off that spigot. but when, when, when? investors hoping not soon. sparking a rally yesterday with no clear answer. the dow moving up and down 1 soo points the past six sessions. today, it's b-day, all about ben bernanke. to taper or not to taper. that's the way the banks at cjl puts it. chrysler caved. it took it down to the wire but in the end, chrysler decided to recall 2.7 jeeps. the automaker resisted pressure from the government waited until just the deadline, the government could have forced the recall of all of those jeeps. the jeeps in question, the 1993 to went 03 cherokees and the 2002 to 2007 jeep liberties. chrysler still maintains they are safe but will look over the vehicles -- voluntary recall to look over the vehicles and fix anything that needs to be fixed to avoid a fire. >>> the nsa snooping controversy continues, google filed a first amendment plea against the nsa. google wants to share information with the public about secret government programs. google said its reputation and business hav
are on the decline. new poll shoe a third of americans they are likely to hold back because of u.s. economy. stocks are pretty quiet. we do have a federal reserve meeting and get a press conference on the fed later today. bloomberg silicon valley index is trading a slight bit higher. consumer reports said vigorous testing on several brands of toilet paper. walmart white cloud came out on top. they based it on four criteria, machinery and people to come to their conclusions. they tested the strength of paper. also doing well on tests, great value and wal-mart brand and northern did well. they turned up? stinkers. essentials was at the bottom and whole foods was just slightly better. >> you knew you were going there. okay. keep rolling along. >> all right. miss utah did not win last night but after she gave a rambling to a question about the gender wage gap. >> our team as the leaders and we true need to try to figure out how to create education better so we can solve this problem. >> kristen: what happened? this is what she told jimmy kimmel. >> i hear the question and i just started talking. once i
of this year. sfed ex i like them, it is a tile on the economy it is not very good. >> 745 we will have our sports expert. >> we will be talking about sports would gary radnich. 6:49 a.m. and we will talk about weather and traffic. a really nice morning. >> it is right out there but is chilly and windy in some spots. right around the airport, a 17 mi. an hour winds. it has died down compared to two hours ago and oakland and san jose. vallejo napa and santa rosa of waking up to 48 degrees. 54 out the door and oakland, 54 is san mateo. and at 3:00 hour we will see mainly '60s and '70s. we flair with '80s for some inland spots. later on tonight, kohler and cloudy conditions in the '50s and '60s. actor and highs for today, fremont 69, 74 a sunnyvale, mid to upper 70's and the east bay, a 77 beds per game concord, downtown san francisco 64. 75 matt but, 7 day around the bay warmer weather with temperatures spiky on saturday. temperatures will start to cool as we start the next work week. >> we are monitoring preconditions are around the bay, not tracking any hot spots right now. the bay bridge t
. fed chairman ben bernanke said today that he expects the economy to grow and unemployment to fall well into next year, but he also signalled that years of low interest rates that have made it easier for companies to invest and families to buy cars and homes may soon be ending, a big reason the dow dropped more than 200 points on the news. abc's rebecca jarvis explains what this may mean for you tonight. >> reporter: david and sarah turnbull are looking at homes in new bury park, california for their expanding family, hoping to take advantage of record low interest rates. >> we're at a time when we can buy, and we'd like to lock in an interest rate. >> reporter: but in the last six weeks, interest rates have started to climb. mortgages now about 4% for the first time in a year, up more than half a percent since may. >> people are thinking that makes a big difference in my monthly payment and what i can afford. >> reporter: every 1% increase in mortgage rates makes owning . >> i like the openness. >> reporter: in real terms, the cost of the mortgage on that $500,000 dream home goes up $2
the cost down? is it the economy of scale? whereas most people please explain your views. >> you can reduce the total amount of expenditures of procurement by quantities but each one you buy will cost more. there is a difference looking at the unit cost and the overall total. >> on the f-22 program roughly estimated costing about $70 billion to develop and procurer 750 aircraft. they started to cut costs by reducing aircraft with a 180 aircraft so the cost of the program did not go up but the cost of each aircraft did. that is the one way to save on this program that will cost just looking at the acquisition cost over 12 billion over the next 25 years, you can try to get efficiencies that i am sure they will be but in the end this happens as those programs to reduce quantities. >> this is not new to do in a development. >> as part of this legendary cycle with the acquisition programs they cannot budget and they have trouble meeting the requirements and then they spend too much money and they cannot buy as much. >> do you believe more competition in the acquisition process will hopes of some
into sunday. >>> on top of syria, the taliban and the global economy, president obama's addressing another important topic today in a speech in germany. >> i intended to seek negotiated cuts with russia. >> you who this change might impact our national security. >>> was it a terrorist attack? a new report on a plane crash 17 years ago off long island. the question questions in this case. look at them kids. [ sigh ] they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. >>> clear skies except for a few patches of fog. it will be cool to start off. not as windy. but very nice visibility. highs warmer. >>> new pictures to show you. a reported tornado yesterday at denver internat
we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy. >>brian: shortly after president obama's state of the union address his administration freed 2,000 of the most dangerous illegal aliens detained in u.s. jails. one film says we won't find the answer in d.c. so he went to the u.s.-mexican border to prove it. >> we've got units now. everybody's lights on. he is pushing them. he is pushing them north. [music] >> 60-plus. it's plenty busy. >>brian: joining us is the director of "they come to america ii." dennis, you went back to do a follow-up on your first. why? >> i knew what the truth was, and i didn't feel as if i got it right the first time. i had to get it right the second time. i got it right. everything that you have been seeing on television -- everything -- is wrong compared to what it is you'll see in this film. it's because you would never send your cameraman where it is that i go. everything is coming through that border, brian. and when i say everything, i'm talking about terror at its worst level. that's coming from a guy who witnessed 9/11 first
, in athens or madrid. everybody deserves opportunity. we have to have economies that are working for all people. not just for those at the very top. >> you're listening to live to president obama speaking live from germany at the brandonburg gate. you have heard some of his comments. the president will also be calling for a reduction in worldwide nuclear weapons. and you can see it's very, very hot there. and a large crowd there. we will bring you much more on what president obama is saying coming up at 7:15. >>> back here at home major league baseball says san jose's lawsuit to bring the a's to the south bay is without merit. san jose city leaders filed a federal antitrust suit against the league. they formed the committee in march of 2009. they say there has been no movement in four years and they are tired of waiting. city informed a's owner lou wolf about the suit but did not ask for his permission. >>> we may now know what caused the nasty sewage problem at the coliseum last sunday. sewer pipes backed up forcing players out of the clubhouses. the a's blamed poor plumbing and aging s
into the economy. something critics say could lead to run away inflation. that news did not go over well on wall street. there was a sell off today. the dow is down 205 to 15,112. the nasdaq is down 38 at 3,443. the s&p is down 22 to 1,628. >>> apple tv is expanding its program in two areas. apps are available for disney, watch espn and go. viewers must have subscriptions to use the apps. >>> grand opening celebration at the new skate park in fremont. it opened a couple weeks ago on may 31. tonight there will be music, art and skateboarding demonstrations. the park was built on an acre of land. it features several bowls and a street course. >>> a surprising business move, the man who popularized i guarantee it is ousted by the company he founded. what george zimmer of men's warehouse is saying. >> executives grilled on capitol hill and tea party members rally in washington, d.c. the investigation they are calling calling for and the organization they say should be abolished. >>> hundreds of tea party demonstrators converged on the u.s. capitol hill demanding a investigation into the irs after ta
attention will be paid to those communities because it is important for economy or my state, i am sure others are in similar situations. i wanted to ask you, you said there would be an impact, mr. leocha, on places like boston. would you explain that more? >> let me talk about the pilot issue. i get phone calls about every week from people from u.s. a p a, u.s. airways pilots association. everyone is not happy. there are still lot of questions and obviously there may be support for the merger because they are getting rid of someone they don't like or getting paid a lot more money but that doesn't mean necessarily we are not going to have labor unrest. back to the smaller airports what we did when we did our overlap study we found out airports like boston and bradley have some of the highest numbers of these overlapping connecting rooms so what happens is american airlines has we 3 or four routes back and forth between bradley and seattle or bradley, they might go bradley, chicago, seattle and someone might go bradley, philadelphia, chicago. as we right size it, it means we could end up
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of this talented actor and all of the reaction to his tragic passing. >>> turning to the economy. news that the days of record low interest rates will soon be over. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says the economy is improving so much the fed will end its stimulus programs next year. the prospect of higher rates for mortgages and car loans sent stocks into a tailspin with the dow losing more than 200 points. >>> a new documentary is fueling controversy over a devastating plane crash in 1996. twa flight 800, exploded over long island on its way to paris killing all 230 people on board. a four-year investigation that included piecing the plane back together, determined that a faulty fuel tank brought the plane down. six people involved in that investigation claim there is a cover-up. >> it was either a terrorist attack that they wanted to ignore or an accident as a result of military operations that went wrong. >> i find that ridiculous, quite frankly. everything i heard so far is just a rehashing of old speculations, if you will, that don't match the facts of the investigation. >>
analysts say is needed to keep the economy growing. the decision will be announced by chairman ben bernanke this afternoon. there's already evidence that the recent spike in mortgage rates is hurting the housing market. >>> and after defying the government regulators, chrysler now says it will recall some older model jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end crashes. but it's recalling only about half of the nearly 3 million jeeps the government wanted repaired. and as a fix, the company is offering to install trailer hitches to absorb the impact of a crash. now recalled models include the 1993 to 1998 jeep grand cherokee and jeep liberty from 2002 to 2007. >>> and finally, not sure if yogi berra played basketball. but we feel pretty good about quoting him this morning. spurs/heat last night proved, it ain't over until it's over. >> game over! there will be a game seven! >> reporter: it was simply epic. the defending champion miami heat held off the san antonio spurs, 103-100, in game six of the nba finals. >> we defended at a higher level and it allowed us to get ba
harmed the iranian economy. and one way of doing that, perhaps, is having a smooth negotiator who might help ease sanctions. but easing sanctions by coming to some sort of arrangement with the west does not mean an end to their nuclear program, and that's the supreme interest that we in the united states, all of us in the west have in making sure that this uniquely aggressive regime doesn't get nuclear weapons. so to bamboozle ourselves into thinking that rouhani is a figure who has authority and who will reach a modus vivendi with the united states, i think, is dangerously self-deceptive. and everyone is calling this guy a moderate. you know, there were nazi moderates. there are moderates in any political spectrum. he is a creature of the regime. jenna: jim, your final thoughts on this. >> yeah. i'd love to be able to get some points in here on this. his policy, and he would acknowledge this, repeatedly has called for the bombing of iran, so it's no shock to me that suddenly when there's a chance that there might be progress in a negotiation, he's throwing a million talking points and
might eventually cut back on the $85 billion in stimulus it pumps into the economy each month. but bernanke says for now, the massive bond purchases will continue. we're hearing from brazil that a hike in bus fares from sao paolo has been repealed. the city's mayor and governor of the state made the announcement a short time ago. demonstrations against the hike rockeded city, bringing thousands of people into the streets. and sparking calls for social justice. >>> the group mayors against illegal guns is apologizing for including the name of boston bombing suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, in a list of gun violence victims, it was read at an event marking six months since the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. the group partially funded by new york city mayor michael bloomberg said it was using a list compiled by of people killed by guns since the december shooting. >>> now you've probably seen one of his many commercials over the decades, see if you recognize this man. >> you're going to like the way you look. i guarantee it. >> that's george zimmer, co-founder and
of buying bonds to keep interest rates down, saying the economy is getting stronger are. well that could ultimately send rates up on mortgages and cars and credit cards. >>> you might pay less this summer to cool your home. the energy information administration says milder weather predicted for this summer may save you some money on your electric bills, even if it's just a few dollars month, but we'll take it. >>> if you're planning a trip to yellowstone or grand teton national park, be forewarned, the parks have issued a health advisory warning advice gore an outbreak of norovirus in the park that has sicken and the least 200 people already, even before the big summer season starts. the advisory is telling visitors to wash their hands a lot. >>> paris launched a campaign for improving its reputation. some tourerists complained that waiters, taxi drivers and sales people there come off as rude at times. local tourism officials are giving out manuals to people who work in paris with guidelines for better etiquette. >>> new baby pictures to show you this mornle. take a look at these adorab
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